From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster of a musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein, the Musical!
Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.
Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.
The production will be performed at the Theater at Drew Methodist Church, 28 Gleneida Ave, Carmel, on August 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 7:30, and August 4 at 2pm.
John Palacio as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, David Nielsen as Igor, Gina Stanton as Inga, Brandy Mae Hughes as Elizabeth Benning, Stacy Dumont as Frau Blucher, Ken Shelby as the Monster, Ted Schwartz as Inspector Kemp / Victor, Mario Riccobon as the Hermit, John Isabella as Ziggy, and our very talented ensemble: Tamara Alexander, Sarah Daleo, GaBriella DeCicco, Pam DeHuff, Janette Devine, Matt Holic, Jenna Isabella, Frank Petrucelli, Steven Sylvia, and Aranka Vitarius.
Directed by Judy Brewster, with musical direction by Melissa Jones, choreography by Brandy Mae Hughes, and produced by Gina Stanton.